to Mr. Hanna
Washington , February 12, 1887.
Sir: I have received your interesting dispatch (No. 65) of the 1st ultimo, by which it appears that the Argentine Government will substantially aid a project which has been presented through the foreign office for the establishment of a direct line of steamships between New [Page 10] York and Buenos Ayres. This is an encouraging step in the building up of a direct general intercourse with the Argentine Republic, and there can be no doubt of its great utility to the commerce of the two countries.
I am, etc.,